Upcoming events

    • 16 Aug 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • City of Port Adelaide Enfield Town Hall, 163 St Vincent Street Port Adelaide

    The APA Executive Committee, with continued support from our sponsors Norman Waterhouse and Kelledy Jones Lawyers,  would like to invite APA financial members to attend a free legal session.

    A light lunch will be provided followed by a brief Annual General Meeting proceeding the legal session.  

    What we need from you:

    1. Register to attend for catering purposes

    2. Nominations from your network group or independent

    3. Any agenda items

    2018 AGM minutes can be found here.

    2019 AGM agenda can be found here. 

    Please submit your  nominations to Tania Goode by email to tgoode@mountbarker.sa.gov.au by 9 August 2019. 

    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Naracoorte Lucindale Council - DeGaris Place, Naracoorte

    Local Government Authorised Persons Association in conjunction with Environmental Health Australia (South Australia) are proud to bring you Good Decision Making Training presented by KelledyJones and Norman Waterhouse Lawyers

    This seminar will address the essential principles of decision-making as they relate to regulatory decisions made by council officers including:

    • Authority to act and acting for a proper purpose
    • Complying with statutory pre-conditions
    • Application of council policies
    • Natural justice including actual and perceived bias
    • Relevant and irrelevant considerations
    • The concept of ‘reasonableness’
    • Provision of reasons for decisions
    • Appeal/review rights and oversight bodies
    • Record keeping

    Failure to abide by these principles can leave decisions open to successful challenge. It is therefore critical that officers charged with decision-making functions (including compliance officers, managers and directors) are aware of and properly apply these principles to ensure their decisions withstand scrutiny.

    The sessions will be presented on an interactive basis with the use of examples relevant to regulatory officers’ roles and responsibilities and will include workshops to enable participants to apply the principles discussed to realistic scenarios.

    The sessions are only $50 per person for LGAPA or EHA(SA) Members, or $100 for non-members. 

    Register at www.lgapa.com.au/events/

    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • City of West Torrens, 173-183 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton
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    Due to popular demand, the Local Government Authorised Persons Association (APA) in conjunction with Workford Hire Pty Ltd is running another comprehensive investigation workshop known as PRIME. The workshop is presented by a team of nationally qualified investigators and trainers that share almost 200 years of collective investigation experience within SAPOL.

    The two day workshop will lead attendees through a series of sessions aimed at providing a set of principles that will support the investigation process. The workshop has a practical focus which will require each participant to demonstrate statement taking and interviewing techniques, evidence gathering and culminating in an active court trials where participants will deliver evidence.

    A 12 month investigation support line will be provided to all participants should they require any investigation tips and strategies to assist them within their duties.

    An evaluation of the program has already been conducted and its content and overall structure has shown it to be practical and appropriate for APA members.


    Role of the investigator

    The PEACE Investigation Model

    The principles of statement taking

    Statement taking demonstrations

    Statement taking workshop

    Chain of evidence

    Use of notes

    Note taking

    The investigation MATRIX

    Principles of interviewing

    Interviewing workshop

    Presenting evidence theory

    Presenting evidence workshop

    Who should attend?

    General Inspectors and Dog Management Officers

    Environmental Health Officers

    Planning Officers

    Building Surveyors

    Administration & Customer Service Officers

    Day 1 - Wednesday 4 September 2019
    Day 2 - Thursday 5 September 2019

    Each workshop is strictly limited to 30 attendees, so get in quick.
    For more information contact Brenton Thomass on 8405 6989 or brenton.thomass@cityofpae.sa.gov.au.

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